What must go on a food label, and how should it look? Debate is heating up on the new EU regulation, with stakeholders airing views on the merits of guidance daily amounts and traffic light labels, and just what size font should be used for mandatory information.
Consumers are more likely to buy low-fat products when they have traffic light labels, but organic foods could suffer from the system, according to research.
People perceive foods that are hard to have fewer calories than soft equivalents, according to new research published in the Journal of Consumer Research.
What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...
Consumers don’t really want more nutritional information, they want an easy life, according to a behavioural economist talking at a conference in Brussels.
Pea protein may be moving in from the food and beverage fringes, however formulating with the fast-growing ingredient is 'no picnic' according to functional confectionery firm Carmit.
What role could sweeteners play in weight and diabetes management? Should we be 'curing' obesity or preventing it? Who tells us what to eat and why do we listen to...
Global food and drink industry leaders at the Food Vision event in Cannes are aiming to tackle the big issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry...
A review of more than 72 clinical studies has raised further questions over current guidelines relating to fat intake - which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage...
Utilising eye-tracking technologies to assess how health conscious consumers perceive food products could help manufacturers improve label designs and better promote healthy products, say researchers.
The question of how to define and label nano-scale ingredients will return to the drawing board, after the European Parliament rejected the Commission’s proposed regulation on Wednesday.
A ‘novel method’ for measuring salt content in food is said to be more robust and easy to use than current techniques, according to a new study.
NiceLabel has launched a labeling system for manufacturers to meet EU regulation changes.
Restricting marketing to children and continuing to cut salt, fats and added sugar in processed foods are among initiatives put forward in a plan to tackle childhood obesity, agreed by...
The European Commission has said it will investigate the impact of the UK’s voluntary traffic light nutrition labelling scheme, after several EU member states led by the Italian delegation complained...
Replacing vegetable oils with an esterified vegetable oil in infant formulas will not soften infant stools, and a choline form will not boost vision, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)...
Arla’s lactose-free TV advert is not misleading, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has concluded after receiving complaints from dairy-allergic consumers.
Small European food companies could be pushed out of the UK market if ‘hybrid’ traffic light labels are implemented, says UEAPME, the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.
As researchers uncover more about the way our mood impacts dietary choices, one research group has found that thinking about the future can help us to make better food choices.
MEPs have opposed a measure that would have exempted nano-sized food additives from labelling if they are already in common use.
Consumers in Scotland will receive far clearer information about the origins of their food, the Scottish government has pledged, after launching a new partnership yesterday (February 11) to deliver that promise.
UK adults drastically underestimated sugar levels in fruit juices and smoothies by 48% on average and significantly overestimated content in energy drinks and CSDs says a hard-hitting comment in The Lancet.
Trading Standards (TS) don’t have the resources to check for the potentially dangerous unapproved novel foods illegally on sale on the UK market, it has emerged.
A group of researchers has published a definition of ‘whole grain’ stemming from the HealthGrain EU project, in an effort to harmonise labelling and nutrition guidelines across Europe.
Diet is becoming a dirty word, consumers prefer health and wellness, says Leatherhead.
The coming year will see a more sceptical consumer who demands greater traceability, sustainability and honesty on pack, according to a Leatherhead analyst.